Auckland invests in electric vehicles
Auckland Transport, a Controlled Organisation (CCO) of Auckland Council (New Zealand) responsible for all of the region’s transport services, has invested 1.2 Million NZD $ into electric vehicles, making it the single largest electric vehicle purchase as part of the Government procurement programme.
The move saw Auckland Transport (AT) add 20 Electric Vehicles (EVs) to its fleet and increase its charging infrastructure across the city.
Speaking about the initiative, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, said: “It sends a clear signal that our city is serious about reducing emissions and protecting our environment. Climate change is a defining issue of our time and setting ambitious zero-emission targets is the only way we will make a serious impact on reducing our carbon emissions.”
Auckland Transport Chief Financial Officer, Richard Morris, added: “[This] enables AT to start its journey towards a zero emission fleet.”
Transport is Auckland’s largest source of CO2 emissions and main capital and operational spend. This recent investment in Electric Vehicles follows on from previous achievements the city has had with the procurement of electric trains and the electrification of the entire rail network.
Auckland has also committed to procuring only e-buses by 2025, with two new e-buses soon to come into force.
For more information about Auckland’s procurement plans, visit their Sustainable Procurement Profile.